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Tourism & Culture

Aug 17, 2017
How to rent your home out on Airbnb
Frances Bula

Emily Plommer knew from her own experience staying at Airbnbs that it was frustrating to rent an apartment with a full kitchen and discover that there wasn’t so much as a salt shaker or bottle of cooking oil in the...

Aug 16, 2017
Lunch with One Ocean Expeditions founder Andrew Prossin
Lucy Hyslop

Working in both polar extremes, Andrew Prossin has anything but an ordinary business life. The managing director of Squamish-headquartered One Ocean Expeditions Inc. has experienced the vagaries of journeying around the top and bottom of the world for nearly 25...

Aug 10, 2017
How to explore the Planet of the Apes
By BCBusiness

To highlight that much of War for the Planet of the Apes, now in theatres, was filmed in and around B.C., a new sweepstakes contest offers prizes that include a trip for two to Vancouver and Vancouver Island with four nights of luxury...

Aug 3, 2017
Why Okanagan legend Harry McWatters is making wine in a Penticton theatre
Felicity Stone

"It’s called wine business for a reason,” says Harry McWatters, explaining why he’s converting a former movie theatre in downtown Penticton to a winery. It’s just the latest twist in a distinguished career that spans nearly half a century. In...

Aug 3, 2017
How 9 wineries do things differently in the South Okanagan
Felicity Stone

1. Black Hills Estate WineryIn 1996, two Vancouver couples with no winemaking experience bought a 34-acre vineyard on Black Sage Road near Osoyoos, planning to grow grapes to sell to wineries. Three years later they tried their hand at winemaking...

Aug 3, 2017
Timeline: The evolution of wine pioneer Harry McWatters
Felicity Stone

McWatters starts working in sales at Casabello Wines in downtown Penticton Buys Sumac Ridge Golf Course in Summerland with then-partner Lloyd Schmidt Opens Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Ltd. and releases 1980 vintage Appointed first chair of the British Columbia Wine Institute and B.C.

Jul 31, 2017
Inspired by Whistler Blackcomb, Vail Resorts shoots for zero net operating footprint by 2030
By BCBusiness

Epic may be an overused word, but no one can accuse Vail Resorts Inc. of setting the bar too low. The ski resort giant, which bought Whistler Blackcomb for $1.4 billion last year, recently announced that it will pursue a...

Jul 21, 2017
New Ways for Business Travellers to Explore the Sunshine Coast

BCBusiness + Sunshine Coast Nestled in the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia you will discover one of our province’s most beautiful destinations: the Sunshine Coast. With its laid-back atmosphere, craggy bluffs, rocky shorelines, pristine lakes and dense rainforests, the Sunshine Coast has something to offer year-round, whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure...

Jul 19, 2017
Facebook reaction favours Squamish over South Surrey for proposed Great Wolf Lodge
By BCBusiness

The Jim Pattison-owned chain of family-style resorts has been looking at Squamish for a few years. Recent confirmation from Great Wolf Lodge vice-president Keith Simmonds confirms the company is considering South Surrey for a reported $150-million, 400-room hotel and water-park...

Jul 17, 2017
Competition heats up for B.C.'s first Great Wolf Lodge
By BCBusiness

The Jim Pattison-owned Great Wolf Lodge chain of family resorts has long been looking at Squamish for its first British Columbia property, but now comes word there is competition coming from South Surrey. The combination 400-room hotel and water park...

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